Growth Seen in Industrial/organizational Psychology
Adrinne Jackson quickly found herself in a new role managing Internet protocol customer satisfaction review consultants in the corporate finance division of AT&T only a few months after graduating from Argosy University, Schaumburg with her Master of Arts degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology in 2013.
"The applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology program afforded me the opportunity to make myself a better leader by giving me the knowledge to help my employees become promotable and prepare them to embrace change," said Adrinne.
Argosy University's Industrial/Organizational Psychology program centers on the scientific study of the critical business issues in today's workplace, such as talent management, coaching, assessment, engagement, selection, training, organizational development, performance and work-life balance. As many companies face change in order to remain competitive in today's turbulent marketplace, becoming an industrial/organizational (I/O) professional allows business leaders, " a the opportunity to be a 'creator of change' during internal corporate mergers," said Adrinne. People attracted to the field of I/O psychology desire to help both businesses and employees achieve their full potential. Industrial/Organizational Psychology students are interested in understanding how people behave at work and enjoy problem solving by analyzing data.
Unfortunately, many people are unaware that an I/O psychology career path exists despite the demand for these professionals at companies across the United States. This demand is supported by the 1,300 projected job openings between 2012 and 2022 reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Several Chicagoland companies have hired or promoted Argosy University's industrial/organizational psychology graduates including Allstate, Aerotek, AthletiCo, AT&T, SGS Life Science Services, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular. Typical career titles of an I/O psychologist may include analyst, consultant, researcher, coach, trainer or counselor.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the projected growth rate of I/O psychologists between 2012 and 2022 is at 53 percent, faster than other career fields. …